The property is located in the countryside near to Rio Marina, a small town located on the eastern coast of the island. In Etruscan times mining was carried out in this part of Elba leaving a footprint on the area, the mines are closed and the countryside is known as a beautiful and quiet seaside place dedicated to tourism. In Rio Marina you can find all the main facilities and services (supermarket, bars, restaurants, pizzerias, etc ...) and there is also an outdoor theatre "The Amphitheatre of the Mines" where you can spend pleasant evenings in the summer.
The house is an old two-level country house, originally owned by one of the Rio Marina Mining Managers. It has been completely and tastefully renovated and enlarged during the early 2000s, including solar panels and diesel heating. It currently measures 210 square meters and is not in need of any maintenance work.
It enjoys a beautiful view of the surrounding hills and the old village of Rio Elba.
It is internally divided into two apartments, although it is a single property, both of which are very welcoming, giving the feeling of a "home ".
The master apartment is located on the upper floor, it has two entrances: one at the front by an internal staircase leading to the living room, and one at the back, by an outside staircase starting from the garden, entering the kitchen. It consists of: kitchen, dining room with characteristic wood stove, living room, three bedrooms (one of which is a loft), storage closet, pantry and two bathrooms. All the bedrooms and the kitchen have French windows facing the outside where the garden is located.
The second apartment, on the ground floor, is a three-room apartment with entrance from a large terrace overlooking the property, and consists of: living room with kitchenette, bedroom, small bedroom and bathroom.
This can be rented in the summer months or used as an annex, guaranteeing total independence and privacy by closing a door leading to the stairway that goes upstairs.
The external part of the house has been well-organised and subdivided, both in front and behind the house, taking advantage of the space and creating large panoramic terraces with relaxation areas and convivial areas. In addition, in the upper part of the garden, behind the house, we find a beautiful stone oven / barbecue.
On one side of the house, but separated from it, there is a laundry room with attached pergola.
The property is completed by more than 10,000 sq m of grounds, partly left in pine forest and partly cultivated into a vegetable garden, olive grove and orchard, a well and a large water collection tank for rainwater guarantees water supply for irrigation. There are also a number of covered and uncovered parking spaces.
This property is a rare find: immediately liveable in, it is rich in interior and exterior spaces, with a beautiful view and renovated in an careful and painstaking way.